VC05 AT-AT Commander

The Yakface Toyguide updates resume today with the addition of the AT-AT Commander: the next basic figure entry in the 2010 Vintage Collection.

PROS: A nice alternative to the TSC General Veers without rendering him totally obsolete. Functional cross-draw holster is one of the better designs to come out of Hasbro. Removable armor detail is top notch as well as the added quilting texture on the inside of the helmet.

CONS: The uniform seems a little light in color at least when compared to the other Imperials of recent years. Goggles are a bit of a fight to stretch over the helmet, and once done then they are a little too loose fitting on the head under the helmet.

Head to the toyguide for the full image gallery and to judge for yourself whether this figure is worth adding to your collection.

Darth Maul/Owen Lars Visionaries Comic Pack

The crew at JediInsider has posted a first look at the packaging for the upcoming SDCC exclusive Darth Maul/Owen Lars Visionaries Comic Pack. Designed to reflect the new “Shadow of the Darkside” style packaging for 2010, this set features a unique slipcase outerbox containing the traditionally packaged two pack. Look for this to be available at SDCC and later through HasbroToyShop and StarWarsShop.com for $14.99. Head on over for a closer look and then weigh in with your thoughts on this in our forums

VC01 Dengar

The Yakface Toyguide updates continue today with the addition of the Dengar: the next basic figure entry in the 2010 Vintage Collection.

PROS: And you thought the 2004 Saga version was nice? Although that six year old figure still has a certain charm about it, the 2010 version is a solid upgrade in terms of sculpt, articulation and accessories. This is, by all accounts, the definitive “Payback”.

CONS: None that I can discern – though it would be cool if you could mount the blaster rifle to his backpack.

Head to the toyguide for the full image gallery and to judge for yourself whether this figure is worth adding to your collection.

Toyguide Update: Kubrick Series 8: The Phantom Menace

The Yakface Toyguide updates resume today taking a slight detour from the current deluge of new product. Today, we’re updating the Kubrick section in preparation for the arrival of DX Series 1 with the addition of Series 8 featuring characters from Episode I: The Phantom Menace.

This series consists of a Battle DroidDarth MaulAnakin SkywalkerQueen AmidalaQui-Gon Jinnand C-3PO. We also added a couple of those pesky hard-to-find “chase” figures packed in select boxes of this series which include Jar Jar Binks and Aurra Sing. Not showing for picture day is the illusive Iktotchi Jedi Master, Saesee Tiin.

Toyguide Update: Kubrick Series 9: Attack of the Clones

The Yakface Toyguide updates continue today taking a slight detour from the current deluge of new product. Today, we’re updating the Kubrick section in preparation for the arrival of DX Series 1 with the addition of Series 9 featuring characters from Episode II: Attack of the Clones.

This series consists of a Clone TrooperJango FettObi-Wan KenobiCount DookuYoda and Anakin Skywalker. We also added one of those pesky hard-to-find “chase” figures packed in select boxes of this series – the Clone Trooper Commander. Not showing for picture day is the clawdite bounty hunter, Zam Wesell and the Togruta Jedi Master, Shaak Ti.

Wattographs Autograph Services For Celebration V!

Wattographs is pleased to announce that we will once again be picking up autographs for people at Celebration V.

Can’t make the show? As we have done since Celebration II, Wattographs will pick up autographed show photos or will take your personal items to be signed for you. If you are going to the show and don’t want to wait in lines, let Wattographs pick up your photos or handle your items for you, so you can enjoy seeing the sights and sounds of the convention without having to wait in long lines!

Ordering ends at the end of July and all items must be to Wattographs no later than July 31 in order to be included. Further details can be found at www.wattographs.com.

Also check out Wattographs for another special signing opportunity with creature shop artist: Nick Maley!

VC08 Darth Vader

The Yakface Toyguide updates resume today with the addition of Darth Vader: the next basic figure entry in the 2010 Vintage Collection.

PROS: A solid enough figure to retire all other Vader versions that feature less articulation than this one.

CONS: Poor sculpt for the right hand as it can’t hold a lightsaber unaided. The three-part helmet is a useless feature as the removal of the neck collar accessory exposes a poor face paint job and misshapen head. Silver “chain” for the cape still looks ridiculous (Hasbro, please retire it). In short, if you aren’t planning on keeping this carded, stick with the 2008 TLC BD No. 8 version and you’ll be just fine.

Head to the toyguide for the full image gallery and to judge for yourself whether this version is worth adding to your collection.

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